Posterior Tibialis Dysfunction
Posterior Tibialis Dysfunction:
A painful condition which affects the muscle that controls the medial arch of the foot. If left untreated the condition can be very painful and can lead to further deformity of the feet. Normally orthoses (orthotics/insoles) are used in the early stages to reduce the stress along the affected tendon and realign the foot. If the foot posture has changed due to the muscle stresses then realignment is necessary to halt and arthritic changes occurring. When there is arthritic changes present and realignment is not possible, an accommodative orthosis is indicated if surgery isn’t an option.